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Presidential Power: Sanctuary Cities

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Origin of Dispute

Exec. Order No. 13768, 82 Fed. Reg. 8799 (Jan. 25, 2017)

Cases of Interest

A Closer Look


Mica Rosenberg and Dan Levine, Difficult Legal Path Forward for Trump in Sanctuary Cities Case, Reuters Poltiics, Apr. 27, 2017

Nina Totenberg, Trump's Tweets on Court Blocking 'Sanctuary City' Order: 5 Facts to Know, NPR, Apr. 26, 2017

Vivian Yee, Judge Blocks Trump Effort to Withhold Money from Sanctuary Cities, New York Times, Apr. 25, 2017

Kartikay Mehrotra and Erik Larson, Trump's Sanctuary Cities Order Blocked by Federal Judge, Bloomberg Politics, Apr. 25, 2017

Kartikay Mehrotra, Federal Judge in California Deals Blow to Trump Policy on Sanctuary Cities, Chicago Tribune, Apr. 14, 2017 

Jonathan Blitzer, The Trump Era Tests the True Power of Sanctuary Cities, The New Yorker, April 18, 2017 

Pete Williams, San Francisco Seeks Ban on Trump ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Order,, Apr. 14, 2017

Eric Levenson, Seattle challenges Trump over executive order on 'sanctuary cities', CNN, Mar. 30, 2017

Daniel Beekman, Seattle sues Trump administration over ‘sanctuary cities’ order, Seattle Times, Mar. 29, 2017 

Sonali Kohli, 34 Cities and Counties Urge a Federal Judge to Block Trump's 'Sanctuary Cities' Executive Order, L.A. Times, Mar. 23, 2017

Jasmine C. Lee, Rudy Omri, and Julia Preston, What Are Sanctuary Cities?, The New York Times, Feb. 6, 2017

Thomas Fuller, San Francisco Sues Trump Over ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Order, The New York Times, Jan. 31, 2017

Garrett Epps, Trump's Sloppy, Unconstitutional Order on 'Sanctuary Cities', The Atlantic, Jan. 30, 2017